Illinois enacts law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to tout “benefits” of abortion

On Friday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a bill which will force medical personnel and pregnancy centers to make abortion referrals and tell clients about the “benefits” of abortion against their will.

Illinois Right to Life notes that Senate Bill 1564 is “poorly written,” as the language does not specify a list of benefits to be discussed, how precisely they must be presented, or whether a physician can “legally state in his medical opinion that there are no benefits to abortion.” Continue reading

Gary Johnson: I have “no intention of changing the law” to protect preborn babies

Libertarian presidential nominee and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson rails against the “steady erosion” of “personal freedom in this country,” “a nation that was literally founded on the notion of liberty.” But as Live Action’s Adam Peters details, he doesn’t particularly seem to care that babies’ liberty has eroded to the point where they can be legally killed for any reason before even leaving the womb.

This week, the Washington Examiner’s Timothy Carney interviewed Johnson at the Democrat National Convention he shared his views on abortion and that he wouldn’t protect pro-life Americans’ conscience rights.

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Texas expands health services, proves women don’t need Planned Parenthood

Poor women who need health care in Texas don’t need Planned Parenthood, and the state is footing the bill to show them the truth. The Lone Star State, which defunded the abortion chain, has unveiled its Healthy Texas Women program, proving that the only thing a woman can get at Planned Parenthood that she can’t get elsewhere is an abortion.

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Two California cities target pro-life pregnancy centers

(Pregnancy Help News) Safe to say, it’s been a strange month of July for two of the most crime-ridden places in the state of California.

While one city, Oakland—home of the highest crime rate in the state—was busy establishing a new law to crack down on nonprofit pregnancy help centers, another city known for crime—Los Angeles—cited three community funded nonprofits for failing to comply with a law that is currently under review with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Poll: Most Americans disagree with Supreme Court on abortion safety laws

Last month the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a series of Texas abortion safety laws, including requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals and for abortion facilities to be held to the same standards as other outpatient surgery centers.

While the decision was celebrated by abortion advocates, including Hillary Clinton, a new Knights of Columbus/Marist poll shows that a majority do not agree with the Court.

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Australian pro-life activist fined for protesting near abortion center

Pro-life activist John Preston of Queensland was fined $3,000 earlier this week after being convicted on charges stemming from an April pro-life protest in the Australian state of Tasmania. Preston, along with Raymond and Penny Stallard, were charged with violating a 2013 state law which declared protesting within 150 metres of an abortion clinic illegal.

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Pence: Trump and I will send Roe v. Wade “to the ash heap of history”

Indiana Governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence claimed on Thursday that if he and Donald Trump reach the White House, “We’ll see Roe vs. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”

“I’m pro-life and I don’t apologize for it,” the former Congressman said at a town hall event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He went on to stress that judicial nominees alone were enough to make the 2016 election hugely consequential for the pro-life cause, as those decisions “will impact our Supreme Court for the next forty” years.

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Abortionist forcibly kills child while mother cries, ‘I want to save my baby’

In her book The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories, Abby Johnson compiles the stories of former abortion center workers who have left the abortion industry. Among the compelling and disturbing stories in the book is that of one facility worker who witnessed a third trimester induction abortion and its aftermath.

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10 things no one will tell a woman about abortion

At Romper, a website that claims to be about figuring out what motherhood means, Danielle Campoamor wrote about her experience having an abortion in a post titled, “10 Things No One Will Tell You About Your Abortion, But I Will.” She talked about being in an abusive relationship, and tried to normalize abortion by shutting down potential debate about whether abortion should be legal. But while Campoamor rattles off some “facts” to make abortion seem like it’s no big deal, there are also 10 things most women won’t hear about abortion…

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